The primary objective of the Stanisław Moniuszko International Competition of Polish Music in Rzeszów is to promote Polish music worldwide and disseminate the wonderful legacy of Stanisław Moniuszko and other excellent Polish composers amongst a wide spectrum of listeners.


Concerts performed by the Ãtma Quartet

We are happy to announce three concerts to be performed by the Ãtma Quartet, the winner of the Competition’s Second Prize in the “chamber ensembles category”. The concerts will be held in September 20...

Recordings from the Competition on CDs

The most interesting recordings of the Competition performances have just appeared in a six-disc series released by the label DUX....

Gidaszewska/Łaguniak Duo in Podkarpacie

We are pleased to announce that the winner of the Competition’s First Prize in the “chamber ensembles category”, the Gidaszewska/Łaguniak Duo (currently performing as the Polish Violin Duo), appeared ...


Józef Ksawery Elsner
Ignacy Feliks Dobrzyński, print by Maksymilian Fajans (1827-1890)/ public domain; source: Zielonogórska Biblioteka Cyfrowa

Biographical note

(1 June 1769 – 18 April 1854) composer, conductor and pedagogue, born in Grodków in Opole region, died in Elsnerowo near Warsaw. In 1774-81 he attended the Grodków elementary school as well as sang in the church choir. From 1781 he went to a school run by the Dominican convent and later attended the...